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Choir of the Mind by Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton

After a ten-year wait, Emily Haines has blessed us with a luminescent sophomore album in the form of Choir of the Mind. Haines is best known for her work with indie staples Broken Social Scene and Metric, but what happens when you strip away the layered guitars and booming synths? We’re left with just a…

The Strange Hubbs Weekly Meme – Week of Sept. 21, 2017

Hello friends. Live long and perspire. Today we cover a “Deep Fried Meme.” These memes are typically oversaturated, until they resemble that $4.99 tempura shrimp you thought was a good idea, but after eight shots of tequila, really wasn’t — toxic and kind of bland, yet something to fill the void. This meme references older…

american dream by LCD Soundsystem

You didn’t know your heart could break quite like this. Well-balanced and interesting, american dream by LCD Soundsystem ebbs and flows like the tears you cried over your middle-school crush. The late David Bowie is credited for partly pushing this baby into the world, and it’s exactly what you’d hope that would entail. Check out…

Antisocialites by Alvvays

The long-anticipated sophomore release from Toronto’s Alvvays is finally here — and it’s post-pop perfection. At parts nostalgic, and at other parts euphoric, Antisocialites blends upbeat vocal melodies with groovy synth parts and distorted guitars to create a nuanced noise narrative. All of this and more is plain on the track “Dreams Tonite.”

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty

Pure Comedy is the third release from Father John Misty. This time around, the lyricist extraordinaire sheds the satirical armour that has characterized his music thus far, and instead dons a mantle of sincerity that he uses to contemplate the absurdities of the times. If you’re looking for some solidarity in this wild world, Pure…

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